Suggested maximum wash water temperatures for hemp
- Hemp without special finishes - unlimited to include boiling temperatures
- Hemp without special finishes, where colors are fast - 60c.
Note: for 1 & 2 above a temperature of 50c is generally sufficient
- Fine hand-embroidered hemp should be hand-washed at 40c
Hemp sheds dirt more readily than other materials and with thorough rinsing comes clean as new after every wash. If stained, use a proprietary stain-remover before washing.
There is no need to use starch except perhaps for the finest hemps, for hemp has a natural crispness. hemp does not have to be tumble-dried - it will naturally dry quickly.